In Memoriam: June 5, 2015

The following is a weekly listing of Nazarene ministers and leaders who recently went home to be with the Lord. Notices were received June 1-5, 2015.

Robert Ashley, 88, of Torrance, California, passed away June 3. He was a retired missionary, serving in Belize and St. Lucia. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ina Ashley, in 2012. (More information will be posted as it becomes available)

Marjorie (Eichenauer) Ellis, 94, of Celina, Ohio, passed away June 1. She was the wife of retired minister Robert Ellis, who served in Indiana, Iowa, and Alabama.

Michael Pankey, 63, of La Mirada, California, passed away May 21. He was a retired minister, serving in California. He is survived by his wife, Karen Pankey.

Myrtle (Stephens) Smith, 97, of Kingwood, Texas, passed away May 30. She was the widow of retired evangelist C. Hastings Smith, who served in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Ohio, and Indiana. C. Hastings Smith passed away in 1997.

Tiny (Lewis) Turney, 95, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, passed away May 31. She was the widow of retired minister and educator Milton Turney, who served in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Oklahoma. Milton Turney passed away in 1989.

For previous editions of In Memoriam, see the "Passings" section by clicking here.

Note: Please join with us in prayer for the families who have lost loved ones. Click on names for full stories, funeral information, local online obituaries, and/or guest books (if available). To submit an entry of a minister or church leader, send to

--Compiled by NCN News

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